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2019/2020  MA-MMBFO1602U  Managing Your Career

English Title
Managing Your Career

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 2 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration Two Semesters
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Master of Business Administration
Course coordinator
  • Andreas Rasche - Department of Management, Society and Communication (MSC)
Main academic disciplines
  • Management
Teaching methods
  • Blended learning
Last updated on 06-09-2019

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Learning objectives
The objective of the course is for students to gain insight into their competencies and skills in order to prepare them to re-enter the job market after the MBA. The course introduces students to a range of tools that can be applied in their job search process. To pass the course, students should meet the following learning objectives:
  • Identify core competencies and skills and apply them to a specific job role
  • Analyse and execute a job search strategy for a given market
  • Analyse, discuss and execute job search material, such as CV and cover letter
  • Present a personal pitch in a clear, concise and insightful manner
  • Provide peer-to-peer feedback on CV, cover letter, pitch or other career related tools
Prerequisites for registering for the exam (activities during the teaching period)
Number of compulsory activities which must be approved: 1
Managing Your Career:
Exam ECTS 2
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Size of written product Max. 5 pages
Assignment type Report
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale Pass / Fail
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Summer
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Description of the exam procedure

The final evaluation is an individual written home assignment. 


The best way to prepare for the exam is to attend all of the sessions, to read all assigned material before class, and to discuss and analyze the material both in the study groups and in class.

Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course blends a variety of pedagogical methods. You learn through interactive lectures combined with discussions, guest lectures, and group workshops. The workshops will be conducted in a participative manner. The participants’ own experience can often be a useful source for adding to the common understanding, and is therefore integrated in the workshops.

Description of the teaching methods
Group sessions
Each module has an online component. Students are expected to go through the material for each module in preparation for group sessions.

Individual Sessions
Individual sessions must also be prepared for and reflections sent to the Career Coach 48 hours in advance via email. If preparatory work is not completed, the meeting will be canceled. This preparation will differ depending on the session objective.
Feedback during the teaching period
One-to-one sessions and group workshops
Student workload
Workshops 10 hours
Student work 20 hours
Last updated on 06-09-2019